Cinderella is 38 years old and lives in Macabayao, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with one school-age child. To earn a living, Cinderella has been engaged in the snack vending business for two years already and earns approximately PHP 1,000 each month doing this type of business activity. She is also supported by her husband who is a farmer. She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional stock of snacks to sell. Cinderella has been a member of PMPC for almost five years. In the future, Cinderella hopes to expand her snack vending business.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.